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Windows XP Professional CDROM replacement problem

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hi everyone,

I bought a second hand computer system, 192 MB SDRAM and Windows XP Professional running on it. As I had a CDROM drive and floppy drive, I didn' t buy them. When I came home and installed my cdrom and floppy to the system and opened the system, no programs worked correctly. When i read about the reason of the problem, it said that the cdrom drive was not functioning correctly. I even can' t see the cdrom icon. Also the floppy is not functioning correctly. Is there anyone who knows about this ? Thanks ...
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Did you enable the controllers in the bios?
when you boot, does the bios recognize the cd (does it show during post?)
do you have the jumpers set correctly?

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set ur bios on default settings, use default settings option for this, get fresh driver from www.driverzone.com or the web site of ur CD rom and floppy. and install on ur system.about jumpers. set ur Jumpers by using guide line on the lable pasted on ur CD rom.

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Make sure you have connected the IDE and floppy cables correctly, a good hint is PIN 1 is the one closest to the power cord.

Pin 1 on the IDE and floppy cables are the side that is marked with red, it's usually red, might be another color.

On the motherboard connector pin 1 should be marked.

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg
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Forgot one thing:

A hint on the floppy if you have twisted the cable is that the diod on the front of the floppy is always on.

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg

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I have solved the problem : ) I cabled the hard drive and cdrom drive with the same ide cable, letting hard drive be the master and the cdrom be the slave. And during the boot up, ensured that the bios sees the cdrom. I didn' t see the cdrom icon again, and the operating system ( Win XP Professional ) didn' t work correctly. Then I boot up the system again letting boot from CDROM and installing another op. sys. ( Windows 2000 Professional ). And it worked ...

Thanks for your kindly responses ...

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